Building egalitarian societies is one of the priorities of modern democratic states. Mass media play a unique and important role in the shaping of a society where women enjoy equal rights. Raising womens legal awareness is important for the creation of an egalitarian society.
This is reached through several means, including psychological, social, economic, philosophical, awareness of human rights, political and so on. The role of media is important for being successful in all the mentioned spheres. The media can promote and speed up the reforms in progress, or, on the contrary, it can hamper their implementation.
This book is an experience of analyzing the relationship between gender and media with special reference to women and literature. Gender is a social construct and media plays a vital role in it. As such, this book focuses on the three dimensions - women, literature and mass media in terms of pushing and pulling factors for promotion of gender equality. It portrays the impact of media upon level of participation, influence over women and their status